What are the pros and cons of using harmonic mitigating transformers compared to K-factor transformers to handle non-linear loads?


23 January 2021

Differences between Harmonic mitigating transformers and K-Factor transformers

Product Line:
Low Voltage Transformers

Applies to Low Voltage Transformers by SquareD/Schneider Electric

A K- factor transformer is really an oversized transformer with more copper to protect itself against harmonics. a beefier transformer. A harmonic mitigating transformer is more like a zig-zag transformer to trap the harmonics in the windings. This is more effective in reducing the distortion. The K-factor will not reduce the THD.